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2015: a critical year for the Least Developed Countries - what comes after the MDGs?

Written by Saleemul Huq on IRF2015

The post-2015 agenda sees four major strands of global decision-making come together. Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development and a Senior Fellow in IIED’s Climate Change group, explains why they are so important for the Least Developed Countries.

Four major strands of global discourse come together in 2015, each with their respective negotiating tracks under the United Nations.

The relevance of all four tracks, their inter-linkages and synergies are especially significant for the poorest communities in the world and the poorest countries – which is why IIED recently hosted a retreat in New York to focus on the demands of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the post-2015 agenda.

These four strands of the post-2015 process comprise:

  1. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) currently being negotiated and due to be agreed at the UN General Assembly in New York…

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